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Lot # 867 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1958-1959 Roger Maris Vintage Signed and Inscribed Photo

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,680

Black-and-white photo (8 x 10 inches) of Roger Maris as a member of the Kansas City Athletics, beautifully inscribed in blue ink, "To/Frankie/My Best Wishes/Roger Maris." Both the inscription and signature grade "9/10" and contrast exceptionally well against the light background of his uniform. Maris' name is stamped on the reverse, as is the photographer's credit, which reads in part "Photo By/Don Wingfield/5833 Danny's Lane, Alexandria." Maris only played for Kansas City in 1958 and 1959, making this an early autograph example of the man who would later become the first player to break Babe Ruth's long-standing single-season home-run record in 1961. The photo displays a number of moderate creases, as well as a tiny corner chip in the lower right. In Very Good condition. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,680

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